"We should not view the innovation policy as a unequivocal choice of and state support to a limited range of scientific and technical projects or industries," the President said. "We should envisage formation of principally new relations between science, business and the state, where separation of powers, responsibility and risks takes place at all stages of the innovation process, from the scientific idea to the final product." Within the innovation policy Russia has to build an adequate infrastructure, which will unite all the necessary administrative and legal institutional components, the Russian leader said. "Otherwise we will not be able to create the technological corridor from the scientific discovery to the market product," he pointed out.
The President also believes it will be necessary to define "clear criteria in determining the priorities of the innovation policy, as well as a long-term forecast of development for both Russian and world economies." According to him, the current legal uncertainty does not ensure interests of the state, scientists and scientific organizations, and repels innovation investments from private businesses.
Putin also pointed to the need to speed up introduction of corresponding bills to the State Duma [the lower chamber of the Russian parliament]. These include the final part of the Civil Code, which is devoted to intellectual property.